Image from page 296 of "The marvelous land of Oz; being an account of the further adventures of the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman ... a sequel to the Wizard of Oz" (1904)
Publisher: Chicago : The Reilly & Britton co.
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
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ther animals. But she had not reckoned on theuntiring energy of the Saw-Horse, whose woodenlimbs could run for days without slacking their speed.Therefore, after an hours hard running, the Griffinsbreath began to fail, and it panted and gasped pain-fully, and moved more slowly than before. Then itreached the edge of the desert and began racingacross the deep sands. But its tired feet sank far 262 The Transformation of Old Mombi into the sand, and in a few minutes the Griffin fellforward, completely exhausted, and lay still uponthe desert waste. Glinda came up a moment later, riding the stillvigorous Saw-Horse; and having unwound a slendergolden thread from her girdle the Sorceress threwit over the head of the panting and helpless Griffin,and so destroyed the magical power of Mombistransformation. For the animal, with one fierce shudder, disap-peared from view, while in its place was discoveredthe form of the old Witch, glaring savagely at theserene and beautiful face of the Sorceress.
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